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Maritime NZ bears brunt of Rena costs

The Rena disaster cost our small maritime authority $36.8 million, according to new figures - a sum one MP says is far too much for taxpayers to have to stomach.

Harawira a rare sight in House

Harawira a rare sight in House

Mana leader Hone Harawira described himself as going "to battle for those without a voice in Parliament" at his party's conference this month, but he has been a rare sight in Parliament this year.

Landlord's P-lab shock

Landlord's P-lab shock

The man who lived in a Mt Maunganui home where an alleged P lab exploded this week always seemed like a good tenant, according to his landlord.

Jail for role in police attack

A woman is alleged to have tried to a shoot a police officer with his own Taser during a brutal attack in Dargaville in Northland.

Escapee's partner appears in court

The partner of runaway prisoner David Lothien appeared in Napier District Court yesterday to plead guilty to assisting an escape by harbouring a criminal.

Alleged fraudster used false passports

A man arrested in Australia for "significant" credit card fraud is alleged to have used money fleeced from bank accounts to travel to New Zealand on fake passports.

Christchurch continues post-quake recovery

Christchurch continues post-quake recovery

Almost 200 Christchurch businesses have been opened or reopened since January and the population is growing as the Canterbury city continues its recovery from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Man arrested over Anzac trumpet theft

A man has been arrested for stealing a bag of trumpets belonging to a military band at an Anzac Day service in Christchurch this morning.

Car hits house after police pursuit

Car hits house after police pursuit

A young child has been taken to hospital after being injured when a car being chased by police crashed into a house in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden this morning.

'Relieved and delighted' - Longley killer appeal dismissed

'Relieved and delighted' - Longley killer appeal dismissed

The appeal by the former boyfriend of Emily Longley to have his conviction for her murder quashed has been dismissed.

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